Fleets not using fuel efficiency technology to advantage
The company says that British businesses are squandering millions of litres of petrol because employees don’t drive company vehicles efficiently. Yet by using the right driver feedback technology, the company claims the average commercial vehicle can become up to 15% more efficient.
This is helped by the emergence of new diagnostic solutions, which allow businesses to draw information directly from each vehicle and report on faults, performance, and exactly where fuel is being wasted. With exceptional accuracy, companies can also receive information on individual driver behaviour patterns, such as speed, style, braking or acceleration, giving fleet managers a real insight into which employees need additional training or to regulate their behaviour.
'It’s not about being Big Brother,' said Andrew Yeoman, MD of Trimble MRM. 'And it’s also not about penalising workers who drive for their jobs – far from it. It’s about the bigger picture which is helping increase productivity in a costly environment.'
By identifying drivers who do need to make changes, managers can focus on making improvements for the minority rather than taking a broad approach across an entire company.
Mr Yeoman concluded: 'Multiply this across a fleet of 1,000 vehicles or more, and the savings are significant.'